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KOFY
Dec 5, 2012 9:00pm PST
recurrence by 25%. >>> the government is sounding the alarm about something that affects millions of openeder americans, reverse mortgages. abc learns has learned that there is a growing concern over these and federal government may be taking action. >> this is the agreement. >> the family home, dream and nest egg for jim and linda mcmahon until it had to be sold to pay a reverse mortgaged as soon as her husband died. >> i get a letter. sorry to hear about your husband passing away. >> it's an immediate cash payment in exchange for future equity. but only people 62 and older qualify. linda was too young to be on the mortgage. so when her older husband died she lost everything. it's only one danger inherent in the reverse mortgage. >> critics say the tv commercials prey to vulnerable senior seniors and they are warning it's not free money. >> they are not being told about the downside. >> right now in america, 57,000 seniors in reverse mortgages are in danger of losing their homes. nearly 10% forecast rate, four times higher than traditional mortgages. the department of housing and yo
KOFY
Dec 11, 2012 9:00pm PST
abject fraudulent activity. you add that to the waste and just the mismanagement of state government and i think it has taxpayers scratching their heads why don't we have more accountability? >>reporter: auditors also found an edd tech figures who is now in prison helped 2 accomplice illegally obtain nearly 100,000 dollars of unemployment benefits. natural resource agency executive allowed nearly 50,000 dollars in commuting cost to be reimbursed. fish and game supervisor required a farmer leasing land from the state to provide him with 5000 dollars in home depot gift cards. for more than a year a deputy of education employee who has since resigned filled his work take by posting almost 5000 comments to stories on the sacramento bee web site. most 7000 tips reported to the whistle blower had the line came from state workers who care about how taxpayer money is being spent. most are good, hard working employees. >> we should be good steward of the funds that are being used for our services and we should be vigilant of that. >>reporter: taxpayer group want more uncovered. >> day-to-day
KOFY
Dec 12, 2012 9:00pm PST
where the government fired scud missiles at rebels in a significant eggs escalation of the two-year war. syria says five people died in a bombing attack on the ministry's headquarters in damascus. rebels fighting to overthrow assad have been moving closer to the capital. all of this comes as more than a hundred countries including the united states recognize the rebels as the legitimate representative of syria. this move opens the way to greater humanitarian assistance and possibly even military aide to the forces fighting assad. >>> israel's ambassador to denmark is telling jews not to wear religious symbols in copenhagen in rising anti-sentiment. there has been serious attacks on israeli embassy and several incidents in the neighborhood of a synagogue. >> we are learning that the plane top superstar jenni rivera plunged 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nosedive. the crash killed her and six other people aboard their lear jet on sunday in northern mexico. plane hit the ground about a mile from where it had begun plummeting. it fell at a 45 degree angle. >> a san jose family is t
KOFY
Dec 10, 2012 9:00pm PST
programs but medicare and social security they have 40 percent of what the government spend so i asked her where would she been willing to cut. >> we have to raise the revenue from area where is we know that there is waste fraud abuse and where we can have some significant savings. >>reporter: lee promised to cut waste fraud and abuse but couldn't name a single program other than military spend wling is he would make the cut. in palo alto move on members vow to call bain tore tell him no cuts to services. >> when the president says i want a balance approach is he saying i want no cuts to 40 percent of the budget. >> no. i think he is saying that he won't cut services. >>reporter: that is certainly what they are saying at these rally. johnson went to the one in oakland. at 68 he's retired and he says would he like to stay that wait a minute i have worked for 50 years and people have worked for 25, 30, 50 years and put their part of the income that social security under the social contract they should get the benefit of it. >>reporter: we have not seen today is any sort of counter
KOFY
Dec 4, 2012 9:00pm PST
walk out doors sometimes doesn't mean that we surrender the right to make sure that the government doesn't collect and stock pile detailed personalize information about our whereabouts. >>reporter: inexpensive system with camera is different than a sheriff helicopter precisely because of the low cost. aclu fears affordability will lead to abuse. but are we already there? for few hundred dollars you can buy your own camera equipped uav. as for low cost camera keeping track of us they are with everywhere. building street lights stores and everyone on the street has one of these. >> it's undeniably true technology has dramatically change the world we live in doesn't mean we have to surrender our brave situation rates going in and out public. >>reporter: aclu and others calling on the soups to put the issue up for discussion and debate. and today the supervisors agreed. even the sheriff agreed even before the issue came on the agenda he asked to have the purchase put up for discussion at public protection committee hearing. >> meeting set for the future and hopefully in the near future
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